Assessment and Testing
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At Peak Psychological Services you will receive a thorough evaluation. We assess intelligence, academic skills, and personality traits using standardized tests accepted by schools and universities nationwide. Our evaluations identify learning disabilities, attentional problems, and other conditions including anxiety and depression. At the first appointment the psychologist will talk with you in detail about your current difficulties and your background. We will select a battery of tests based upon your specific needs. Tests are administered at the second appointment, which typically lasts three to five hours. A final appointment is scheduled for you to talk with the psychologist about your test results. You will receive a written report that includes test scores, interpretation of your scores, and recommendations for treatment and academic accommodations. We can assure you of complete confidentiality. The report is exclusively yours to distribute as you choose to your physician, counselor, or school. Psychological testing is often covered by health insurance.
Therapy
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective, time limited approach to personal change. CBT is collaborative, supportive, and individualized to each person. You work actively with the psychologist to develop goals and measure your progress. In CBT you will gain insight into negative thinking patterns and behavioral habits and learn tools to turn obstacles into assets. CBT has been shown highly effective at reducing worrying, obsessive thinking, panic attacks, social anxiety, and depression. CBT also provides many skills helpful in the management of ADHD. At the initial appointment the psychologist will talk with you about your difficulties and your goals. You leave the first appointment with a clear idea of what you can expect from CBT and what the therapy will be like. You decide if this treatment is a good match for you and if you would like to proceed.
Coaching
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Coaching is a hands-on partnership focused on accomplishing your goals. It is a personal approach to taking control of your life and creating success and happiness. Coaching can help you: Identify and clarify your goals, Develop your own plan for success, Understand and use your strengths, Learn skills to get organized and stop procrastinating, and Be more patient with yourself and others. Your coach will: Listen to you and put your needs first, Motivate you to do your best, Provide constructive direction and feedback, Keep you focused on your goals, and Hold you accountable. We provide coaching services to help you with a range of behavior change goals. Additionally, we have special interest and experience in the areas of Parent Coaching and Adult ADD/ADHD.